Let's all be honest here. Our Facebook and Twitter feeds have been flooded with your best friends and family members arguing over SOME type of political platform on some level. OR there's sad news every time you turn around. So instead of contributing to yet again another political post... the nation's Zoos and Aquariums got into an adorable #CuteAnimalTweetOff and we can't get enough. 

It all started with a simple little, gray seal pup posted by Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute. 

And then some girl named Sarah Hill, who is now our spirit animal from Virginia, saw the cute press release and taunted her state's Aquarium. 

What all started out as a simple, fun challenge between two great institutes... 

Turned into a flurry... or shall we say FLUFFY... raid of Aquariums and Zoos partaking in animal photo challenges.